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Family Support Volunteers required in Southampton and Portsmout

Family Support Volunteers required in Southampton and Portsmout

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Volunteer

  • Contract type:

    Volunteer

  • Contact:

    Volunteers

  • Contact email:

    volunteers@tpp.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    LF1697_1537274219

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-10-18

We are looking for volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to families in the Southampton and Portsmouth areas.

This role may include:

  • Accompany family to hospital appointments
  • Accompany family on outings
  • Participate in craft/play activities with children and families inside and outside the home
  • Listening to parents, children and young people
  • Provide practical support in the family home, including domestic help, cooking and recreational activities
  • Provide respite for the family.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Ability to build relationships based on excellent communication and active istening skills
  • Experience of interacting with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of interacting with children and young people
  • Ability to work with children and young people with complex health needs
  • Flexible and adaptable manner
  • Ability to empathise with families in stressful circumstances
  • Non Judgemental approach
  • Flexible approach with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Warm, friendly and a sense of humour.
  • Car driver essential

All ages welcome from 18 onwards

This role is Monday - Friday and we ask that you are able to commit to 1 day a week.

To find out more or to apply for this role please contact our volunteer team on 01372 220043 or volunteering@rainbowtrust.org.uk